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2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Gets 21/25 MPG

Next month Porsche's first production hybrid will be in showrooms, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. The 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid starts at $67,700 and gets an estimated 21 mpg city and 25 mpg highway (the base Cayenne gets 15/22 or 16/23). The hybrid system features a 333-hp supercharged 3.0L V6 mated to a 47-hp electric motor. The Cayenne...

Mazda and Foursquare Team up to Give Away a 2011 Mazda2

Mazda finally decided to bring the Mazda2 to the US and to celebrate the launch Mazda has teamed up with Foursquare. Just in case you don't know what Foursquare is...its a new social networking app on smartphones that allows people to check into their favorite venues and let their friends know where they are. By using Foursquare you can...

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Gets More Attitude

Earlier this morning Chrysler unveiled the changes to the 2011 Dodge Avenger and now we have our first look at the new 2011 Grand Caravan. For 2011 the Dodge Grand Caravan gets the new Pentastar 3.6L V6 with 283-hp and a revised suspension. The 3.6L V6 replaces all three of the previous V6 engines available on the 2010 model....

2011 Dodge Avenger Officially Unveiled

Chrysler has unveiled another new model for 2011, the 2011 Dodge Avenger. For 2011 the Avenger gets a new interior, slightly revised exterior, revised suspension and improved engines. First up is the interior, which like the rest of the new 2011 Chrysler models, is totally revamped. It features an all-new instrument panel, bezels, gauge faces and a new steering...

VIDEO: Acura Releases First Commercial for 2011 TSX Sport Wagon

The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon aka European Honda Accord Estate is finally headed to the US. Here's the first commercial for the TSX Sport Wagon. The commercial shows a TSX sedan drifting through a corner and thanks to some interesting CGI the sedan gets disassembled coming out of the corner and re-assembled as the wagon. Check out the video...

HPP Shows off Custom Camaro and Firebird for SEMA

Heide Performance Products has released teaser photos of its attempt at turning a Chevy Camaro into a Pontiac Trans-Am. What do you think? The Trans-Am knock off is going to be officially unveiled at SEMA next week.

2011 Subaru Forester Gets a New 2.5L Engine

Subaru has released the official details for the 2011 Forester. The 2011 Forester 2.5X models get an all-new 2.5L engine that is slightly larger than the old engine. It puts out the same 170-hp, but at a lower rpm. Torque is up to 174 lb-ft. from 170 and fuel economy numbers have improved slightly. The turbocharged 2.5XT models keep...

Chevy is Reportedly Working on an Aveo Based Crossover

According to Autocar Chevy is hard at work on a new crossover that will be based on the new Chevy Aveo. Details are scarce, but the crossover is being developed by GM Dat in Korea. The crossover will use a stretched version of the Aveo platform and will be offered in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive versions. GM Dat design...

80% of Hyundai Vehicles Sold in the US Will be Built in the U.S., by Next Year

By this time next year Hyundai si slated to build about 80% of the vehicles it sells in the US, in the US. By building 80% of its vehicles in the US, Hyundai will likely end up building a higher percentage of its vehicles in the US than even Detroit's automakers. Hyundai Motor America chief John Krafcik told CNNMoney "I'm...

2011 Dodge Challenger Gets 305-HP Pentastar V6

Like most of the new Chrysler lineup, the Challenger is getting the new Pentastar V6 for the 2011 MY. As the new base engine in the 2011 Challenger, the 3.7L Pentastar V6 puts out 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft. of torque. That compares to 305-hp in the Mustang and 312-hp in the Camaro. Chrysler hasn't released the official mpg...

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